Mental Health & Well-Being

Squashing ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) – Part 1

by Queen D, July 11, 2014

I don’t know what it is with me lately. I’ve been on a “think positive” rampage. Maybe I’m tired of being so negative (gets so exhausting, doesn’t it?) Or of being anxious all the time. As I was putting my old psychology books into my new bookcase (because people need to know I’m smart, and […]

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Personal Development

Fries – and other ways to train yourself to be more positive

by Queen D, June 19, 2014

I’ve been on an optimistic stint. Not because I’ve developed a serious case of Pollyannitis, but because the stress of the past month has required a personal intervention. So I’ve been scouring the internet for tips on boosting optimism and encouraging positive thinking and I can offer you this guarantee: If I, a stubborn, pessimistic […]

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Attitude & Lifestyle

Are you the optimist’s doughnut or the pessimist’s hole?

by Queen D, July 11, 2012

There are some benefits to having a more cynical view of life. As Pulitzer-Prize winner George F. Will put it, “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.”  Insightful, don’t you think? Research by Gibson and Sanbonmatsu (2004) suggests that pessimists may be better […]

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